The recently created Ergonomics department is composed of 8 full-time researchers and 3 collaborators.

The work is carried out by a multidisciplinary team (ergonomics, engineering, psychology, physiotherapy, architecture and design). The group has developed various projects with the aid of external funding. It collaborates with private companies (for example, Nokia-Siemens, Embraer, OGMA, VW Autoeuropa, ACECIA - Indústria de Componentes Automotivos Integrado, Bombardier and Amorim) and state organisations (for example, Portuguese hospitals and the Portuguese government, through the Portuguese Authority for Working Conditions).